Chemicals React

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Not to be confused with Chemical reaction.
"Chemicals React"
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Single by Aly & AJ
from the album Into the Rush (Deluxe Edition)
Released June 27, 2006 (2006-06-27)[1]
Format Music download, airplay, CD single, Radio Disney single
Recorded 2006
Genre Pop rock
Length 2:55 (album version)
2:55 (remix)
Label Hollywood
Writer(s) Alyson Michalka, Amanda Michalka, Antonina Armato, Tim James
Producer(s) Rock Mafia
Aly & AJ main singles chronology
"Chemicals React"
"Greatest Time of Year"
Aly & AJ minor singles chronology
"On the Ride"
"Chemicals React"
"Greatest Time of Year"
Alternative cover
UK Cover

"Chemicals React" is a pop rock song written and recorded by American pop rock duo Aly & AJ, for the re-release (Deluxe Edition) of their debut album Into the Rush. The song was the second main single from that album.

Song information[edit]

The song went for mainstream radio add on July 27, 2006.[2] On The Sims 2: Pets, there is a Simlish version on the boombox that was recorded by Aly and AJ, who learned the song in Simlish for the game. The Simlish version (song, and music video) was released for digital download in the iTunes store on October 31, 2006.

A remix of the song was later included in Aly & AJ's third studio album Insomniatic.

Track listings and formats[edit]

Digital download/Promo CD (U.S., June 15, 2006)[3]
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Chemicals React" Alyson Michalka, Amanda Michalka, Antonina Armato, Tim James 2:55
Chemicals React (Simlish Version) (U.S., October 31, 2006)[4]
No. Title Length
1. "Chemicals React (Simlish Version)" 2:54
Digital EP (U.S., September 19, 2006)[5]
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Chemicals React" Alyson Michalka, Amanda Michalka, Antonina Armato, Tim James 2:58
2. "Shine" Alyson Michalka, Amanda Michalka, Antonina Armato, Tim James, Nick Scapa 3:24
3. "Never Far Behind" Jeremy Bose, Paul Robert Evens, Matt Bronleewe 3:20
4. "Something More (New Version)" Alyson Michalka, Amanda Michalka, Carrie Michalka 3:36
5. "Collapsed (New Version)" Alyson Michalka 2:54
Total length: 18:12

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Chris Applebaum[6] and features Aly & AJ performing the song live. It premiered in June 2006. On Hollywood Records's YouTube account, the video has accumulated over 9,651,039 plays.[7]

Release history[edit]

Date Country Format Label
June 15, 2006 United States Digital download Hollywood Records
July 27, 2006 Mainstream radio
September 19, 2006 Digital EP
October 31, 2006 Simlish version (digital)
May 14, 2007 Belgium CD single
United Kingdom EMI

Charts and Certifications[edit]

"Chemicals React" failed to chart on its first release in June 2006, but after its re-release in September 2006, the single charted and reached number fifty in the United States.[8] When it was released as the group's first UK single, it failed to chart due to lack of promotion. To date the single has logged over 600,000 digital downloads.

Chart (2006) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[8] 50
U.S. Billboard Pop 100[8] 36


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